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 What We Do

Patients who may benefit from lung transplantation are initially seen by a doctor in the Lung Transplant Clinic to discuss lung transplantation as a treatment option. If appropriate, a full assessment then takes place to see if transplantation would be a good treatment.

Our multidisciplinary team includes: respirologists, anesthetists, thoracic surgeons, nurse practitioners (NP), transplant coordinators who are registered nurses, social worker, psychiatrist/psychiatric nurse, physiotherapist, nutritionist, and other specialists when necessary.

Transplant candidates and their family members are provided with information, so they can make an informed decision about whether transplant surgery is the right option for them. Patients continue to visit the Lung Transplant Clinic while they are on the waiting list, and receive specialized care from our team in the Lung Transplant Clinic after their lung transplants.

Tests

How to Prepare

​​​Someone will call you to give you a time for your first appointment at the Lung Transplant Clinic. Patients referred for consultation usually complete pulmonary function tests and a six-minute walk test at each clinic visit. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the 6-minute walk test.

  • Bring
    • Oxygen. If you require oxygen, please make sure you bring enough for travel to and from the hospital. Oxygen can be provided while you are in clinic; please discuss this with the receptionist.

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

 Materials and Resources to Help You

MyCareConnection

At UHN, we are always looking to improve patient care. We have partnered with Vivify Health to make a web and mobile app available to UHN patients who will be having surgery. Learn more about MyCareConnection and talk to your care team about using it.

Visit our Health Information section to find dedicated resources to help you understand your condition. F​ind the information​​ you're looking for.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Meet Our Team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Director: Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

Medical Director: Dr. Cecilia Chaparro

Respirologists


Thoracic Surgeons


Anesthesiologist


Team Members

  • Susan Chernenko, RN(EC), MN, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Practice Leader/Program Development
  • Nikki Marks, MN, RN(EC), Nurse Practitioner
  • Ambily Ulahannan, Nurse Practitioner
  • Maya Guha, RN, MSc Clinical Coordinator - Transplant Psychiatry
  • Kate Tippett, MSW, Social Worker

  • Melanie Vicente, Pre-Transplant Coordinator
  • Louise Won, RN, BScN, Pre-Transplant Coordinator
  • Tzvia Petliar, Pre-Transplant Coordinator
  • Charolette Picart, Pre-Tranplant Coordinator
  • Natalie Da Costa, Pre-Transplant Administrative Assistant
  • Michelle Bushie, Pre-Transplant Administrative Assistant
  • Sue Doiron-Roblin, Pre-Transplant Administrative Assistant
  • Sherry Young, Pre-Transplant Administrative Assistant

  • Paulette Dalton, RN, BScN, Post-Transplant Coordinator
  • Meny Davies, RN, BScN, Post-Transplant Coordinator
  • Josie Dorosz, RN, BScN, Post-Transplant Coordinator
  • Ivy Carabuena, RN, BScN, Post-Transplant Coordinator
  • Pauline Harney, RN, BScN, Post-Transplant Coordinator

  • Maria Jacob, Post-Transplant Administrative Assistant
  • Mina Markopoulos, Post-Transplant Administrative Assistant
  • Risha Nulud, Post-Transplant Administrative Assistant
  • Eliana Vargas-Yauri, Post-Transplant Administrative Assistant
  • Randhy Chandrasekaran, Post-Transplant Administrative Assistant

  • Sarah Dales, RD, Dietitian
  • Denise Helm, BSc PT, COPD Educator, Physiotherapist
  • Chaya Gottesman, BSc PT, Physiotherapist